What happens if letters of recommendation are late?

Following up on late letters often is petrifying. Email the faculty member and explain that the graduate program contacted you because your application is incomplete as they have not received all of your recommendation letters. Most faculty will immediately apologize, perhaps say that they forgot, and promptly send it.

Can teachers turn in recommendations after deadline?

You are allowed to submit your application before your counselor or teachers submit their school forms whether they choose to do so online or on paper. The Common Application system allows recommendations to be submitted even after the application has been submitted.

Do letters of recommendation need to be submitted by the deadline?

You do not need to wait for all your recommendation letters to be submitted before submitting your application. You should, however, always check with your intended program to determine whether or not supporting materials need to arrive by the program deadline.

Do teacher recommendations matter?

According to the most recent survey, 15 percent of colleges report that the counselor recommendation has “considerable importance,” while 46 percent say these letters have “moderate importance.” For teacher recommendations, 11 percent of colleges report that they are of “considerable importance” while 46 percent say …

Can I reuse letters of recommendation?

1 Answer. In the US, this practice essentially can’t happen, because letters of reference are almost never given directly to the student—instead, the referee submits the letter directly to the requester. In such cases, you do not need to request permission to reuse the letter, as it is already designed for such use.

Is more recommendation letters better?

“We believe that the required teacher and guidance counselor references give us much of the information we need to make thoughtful, well-informed decisions. Additional letters are only helpful if the person writing the recommendation knows the candidate well and can provide new, detailed information.”